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Letters From Father Christmas

J R R Tolkien

Letters From Father Christmas

J R R Tolkien

$24.99

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This classic festive book of Tolkien's amazing Father Christmas letters written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s has been reworked into a new and attractive edition. It contains brand new high-quality digital reproductions of his amazing letters and pictures, including a number them that have never been printed before.

'My dear children, I am more shaky than usual this year. The North Polar Bear's fault. It was the biggest bang in the world, and the most monstrous firework there has ever been. It turned the North Pole black!'

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J. R. R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole:

How all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place.

How the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room

How he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden

How there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!

Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. From the first note to Tolkien's eldest son in 1920 to the final poignant letter to his daughter in 1943, this book collects all the remarkable letters and pictures in one enchanting edition. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.



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About "Letters From Father Christmas"

This classic festive book of Tolkien's amazing Father Christmas letters written to his children between the 1920s and the 1940s has been reworked into a new and attractive edition. It contains brand new high-quality digital reproductions of his amazing letters and pictures, including a number them that have never been printed before.

'My dear children, I am more shaky than usual this year. The North Polar Bear's fault. It was the biggest bang in the world, and the most monstrous firework there has ever been. It turned the North Pole black!'

Every December an envelope bearing a stamp from the North Pole would arrive for J. R. R. Tolkien's children. Inside would be a letter in strange spidery handwriting and a beautiful coloured drawing or some sketches. The letters were from Father Christmas.

They told wonderful tales of life at the North Pole:

How all the reindeer got loose and scattered presents all over the place.

How the accident-prone Polar Bear climbed the North Pole and fell through the roof of Father Christmas's house into the dining-room

How he broke the Moon into four pieces and made the Man in it fall into the back garden

How there were wars with the troublesome horde of goblins who lived in the caves beneath the house!

Sometimes the Polar Bear would scrawl a note, and sometimes Ilbereth the Elf would write in his elegant flowing script, adding yet more life and humour to the stories. From the first note to Tolkien's eldest son in 1920 to the final poignant letter to his daughter in 1943, this book collects all the remarkable letters and pictures in one enchanting edition. No reader, young or old, can fail to be charmed by the inventiveness of Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas.


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Meet the Author

J R R Tolkien

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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Captivating and utterly delightful
5 stars By Hannah, Dec 06 2017
This book is absolutely delightful and I'm so thrilled to have found it. JRR Tolkien, best known for his Lord of the Rings writings, uses that same incredible imagination to write a series of letters - one each year - to his kids from Father Christmas detailing all the crazy mishaps he, his elves and that rambunctious White Polar Bear friend of his get up to. The pictures alongside the letters are almost as amusing as the letters themselves. Absolutely delightful and one that had me laughing the whole way through. Recommend for anyone - kids to adults - who has an imagination and loves Christmas!
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